Research in the Faculty of Education

As one of the leading Faculties of Education in the world, our research is diverse in scope and far-reaching in impact.

Since 1957, the Faculty of Education has advanced research in and understandings of teaching and learning across the lifespan. Our research takes place in educational and health settings across the province and around the world.

Our world-leading research and scholarship reflect diverse interests from K-12 and higher education to adult education, anti-racism education, autism, critical media and digital literacy, counselling psychology, environmental literacy, Indigenous studies, neuromechanical kinesiology, population health, psychometrics, rural and remote learning, sport and exercise psychology, transformational curriculum design, virtual education, and more.

To support leading-edge research, we provide outstanding research facilities and services for faculty members and graduate students. Our Education Library is a specialized resource with access to all of UBC’s research and special collections, including the Xwi7xwa (Indigenous) Library with materials produced by Indigenous organizations, tribal councils, schools, researchers and publishers.

Research by the Numbers

We are recognized as a leading faculty in transformative teaching, innovative learning, and leading-edge research.


Nationally, 2024 Maclean’s Rankings


Nationally, 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings


Globally, 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

Our distinguished scholars harness the power of education to address society’s most critical challenges.


Canada Research Chairs


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair


Donor-funded Research Chairs and Professorships

The Faculty of Education is a preeminent place of teaching, learning and research excellence.

$2.0+ million

Annual Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding

$0.7+ million

Annual Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding

$0.4+ million

Annual Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding

Infrastructure and Support

Office of Research in Education
Learn about the Faculty’s Office of Research in Education, which oversees and supports research activity.

Centres and Institutes
Learn how the Faculty’s Centres and Institutes are making a difference in communities locally and around the globe.

Research and Awards Funding Opportunities
Peruse current funding opportunities for research and awards.

Explore Research

2020–2022 Research Report
Learn about our innovative research and research centres, scholarly awards and grants, chairs and professorships, and the work of the Office of Research in Education.

Distinguished Scholars in Education
Learn how our distinguished scholars are harnessing the power of education to address society’s most critical challenges.

Research Stories
Learn how our scholars link educational research to local and global community needs, inform theory, practice and policy, and introduce innovative research methods.

Listen to our scholars’ own voices in our podcast collection.

Research Publications

Discover the myriad facets of educational research and the award-winning publications authored by our faculty members:

Members of the media wishing to connect with our researchers are invited to visit the UBC Experts Guide.